Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesJotbath, Jotbathah
Typessettlement or spring
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

4 Possible Identifications

  1. Taba (modern): 35% confidence
    1. cityscape of TabaTaba

  2. Ein Yotvata (modern): 15% confidence
    1. animal at Ein YotvataEin Yotvata

  3. Et Taba (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Et TabaEt Taba

  4. Ein Weibeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. park at Ein WeibehEin Weibeh

Verses (3)

  1. Num 33:33, 33:34
  2. Deut 10:7

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookJotbathah (2007)Jotbathah
OpenBible.infoa7384d7 (Jotbathah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1356


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 437
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Jotbathah (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Jotbathah
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Jotbathah
  5. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  6. Currid, Exodus (2001): page 36
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Jotbathah
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Jotbathah
  10. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  11. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003): Jotbah
  12. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Deut 10:6
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Jotbathah
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Jotbathah
  15. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Yotbata
  16. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Jotbathah
  17. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  18. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Deut 10:6-7; Num 33:1-56 Cycle 5

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Thumbnail Image Credits

Balou46, Zachi Evenor, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Chaver83


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.